Relationships With Family & Friends Can Improve Your Health!

Connecting with friends, family and the world helps to shape community, and can often solve community problems.  We often worry about the physical factors that affect our health, but we sometimes forget about the emotional or psychological factors that shape us as human beings.  

What are the benefits of a good relationship? Friends and family can help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times. These types of relationships can also:

•  Increase your sense of belonging and purpose

•  Help you cope with traumas, such as serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one

•  Improve your self-confidence and self-worth

Why is it sometimes hard to make friends or maintain relationships with family? Many adults find it hard to develop new friendships or keep up existing relationships we have with friends or family members. When life gets busy or hard, these relationships may take a back seat to other priorities.

How can I stay connected with my friends and family? Life can be busy, but whenever possible, connect with your friends and family in-person. If not, schedule a Skype chat or send them a Facebook message! Try to incorporate your relationships into your daily life- go shopping together, run your errands together, grab a coffee, go jogging together.

What do you do to keep your friendships going?  We’d love to hear from you. Want to connect with Share Lawyers? Sign up for our newsletter or check out our Facebook Community.